5 Ways to Use Hair Care for Self Care
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These gray hairs are new. I swear I didn't have this many last year! Is it the stress? Am I really getting old? Surely, it's not this insane year we've had...
Now I'm sure you're asking, what in the world is this lady talking about her gray hairs for? The truth is hair care can be a form of self care practice and I'll be honest, these grays just aren't cutting it (no pun intended).
If you're looking for additional self care resources, you've come to the right place. Today I am starting from the top and getting to the root of make Hair Care a part of your Self Care Menu.
1. Create a mindful hair care routine.
I'm a huge fan of creating routines and sometimes I have to do a "Self Care Remix" to switch things up (I wrote a blog about that last week!)! I find that routines create a sense of peace, control, expectancy and, overall, makes me feel better. Creating a mindful hair care routine can be anything from setting your alarm a little earlier so that you can style your hair in a way that makes you feel confident or setting aside one day per week to give yourself a nice moisturizing hair mask. If you're a busy teacher mom like I am, it may make sense for you to create a hair care routine for after the knuckleheads lay down at night. Look at your current schedule and see where you can squeeze in time for you to do more than just leave in conditioner and air dry.
2. Try a new style.
I'll be the first one to throw my hair up in a messy bun and call it a day. We can get so used to one style and rock it til the wheels fall off. Sometimes I feel like I should only do my hair for important events or when I know I'll be "seen," but hey, who is to say that those are the only appropriate times to try a new style? My best friend and I liked to do Self Care Sundays together and we would try different hair styles we found off Pinterest just to see if we could pull them off. My "go to" style was actually one that I perfected over time after one of our Self Care Sunday get togethers, so if you try a new style and you find yourself getting frustrated, just remember sometimes it takes a little practice. This should be fun to incorporate not another thing on the list.
3. Book a hair cut.
I'm talking to my gray roots here. This is one of the more expensive options and I know I'm one to wait til the last possible moment and getting your hair cut or colored can feel like such an indulgence. I know, as a teacher and a mom, I can battle with myself on when it has been "long enough" since my last salon trip. Try to remember that you are taking care of yourself and treating yourself is an investment in your overall well-being. Use this as an opportunity to relax and be in the moment. It's all about you, honey!
4. Protect your hair from damage.
Dry hair can look rough, worn and tired, especially at the ends. Our Argan Hair Serum and Argan Hair Shine Spray polishes dull, dehydrated hair, helps restore frizzy hair and frazzled split ends, and gives definition to curls. This concentrated remedy for dryness and damage helps to restore luminosity and strength to natural as well as chemically treated hair. Especially beneficial for protecting hair that is thermally styled with straighteners, blow dryers, and curling irons.
5. Scalp Massage
One of the most invigorating feelings is getting your hair washed at a salon. Why does that hit so much better? Did you know that you can incorporate your own scalp massage or a tapping technique that can reduce anxiety and stress? You can purchase or create your own scalp scrub (like this one here) to exfoliate your scalp and slough away dead skin and product build up. If you've never thought to exfoliate your scalp, you are going to want to try it - the change in the overall appearance of your hair after using it is out of this world. You can even use a scalp massager as part of your daily hair care routine.
When you are creating your self care routine or just adding to your self care menu, remember that self care is anything that makes your daily tasks more mindful and is something your future you will thank you for. You got this! Tell me some of your favorite self care routines or ask me anything about self care in the comments - I want to hear from you! :)